Man Who Bottled Clouds
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While he was a noted politician and lawyer, Humberto Teixeira is best remembered in his native Brazil as one of the nation's most successful and influential songwriters. Teixeira was a master of the Baiao, a rhythmic style that was commonplace in rural Northeastern Brazil but didn't register on the nation's hit parade until Teixeira and his writing partner Luis Gonzaga popularized it in the Southern regions in the 1940s. The sensuous rhythms of Baiao were a key influence on a generation of Latin musicians, influencing the later Bossa Nova movement, and were later felt in the… More

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"Offers a rich 20th-century survey of the country's music, culture, and history via the career of composer Humberto Teixeira."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
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